Definition of nodcock in English:

nodcock

noun

Regional
archaic
  • A fool; a simpleton.

Origin

Late 16th century; earliest use found in Nicholas Breton (?1555–c1626), poet. Probably from nod + -cock, hypocoristic suffix. Compare slightly earlier nodgecock and slightly later niddicock.

Pronunciation

nodcock

/ˈnɒdkɒk/